PREP ROUNDUP: Glenwood volleyball sweeps Rifle in rivalry matchup; Glenwood, Roaring Fork and Coal Ridge soccer wins Tuesday
Making the 30-mile trip west on Interstate 70 Tuesday night for a 4A Western Slope League battle with the rival Rifle Bears, the Glenwood Springs Demons girls volleyball team stayed red-hot on the year, sweeping the Bears by scores of 25-6, 25-20 and 25-9.
In the win over the Bears, Glenwood senior Emily Nilsson led the Demons with 27 assists and six aces, while senior Kaitlyn Johnson added 10 kills and eight digs.
Senior Shanik Zambrano added five kills, three aces and 17 digs, while junior Reese Goluba added 24 digs.
Freshman Siri Henderson made her varsity debut for Glenwood and added two kills and three digs.
No individual stats were available for Rifle.
The win pushes Glenwood to 11-3 on the season, including 7-0 in 4A WSL play. The loss drops Rifle to 3-13 (0-7 in 4A WSL) on the year. The Demons travel to Steamboat Springs Saturday, while Rifle hosts Palisade Thursday night.
Glenwood Springs 3, Eagle Valley 0
Hosting the Eagle Valley Devils Tuesday night at Stubler Memorial Field, the Glenwood Springs Demons boys soccer team rolled to a 3-0 win, getting back on track in 4A Western Slope League play.
Against the Devils, senior German Alvarado found the back of the net in the first half off of an assist from Raul Vargas.
Junior Carlos Rodriguez and senior Justin Garces scored in the second half as Rodriguez assisted on Garces’ tally.
The Demons fired 14 shots on goal in the win and hit the post at least four times.
The win sees Glenwood Springs improve 8-1-2 on the year, including 5-1-2 in 4A WSL action. The Demons travel to Palisade Wednesday afternoon for a league matchup with the Bulldogs.
Coal Ridge 3, Aspen 1
Needing a win in a big way, the Coal Ridge Titans’ boys soccer team got back on track Tuesday afternoon with a 3-1 win over the visiting Aspen Skiers, picking up its first win since Sept. 14.
Against the Skiers, juniors Jack Price and Moises Contreras, and sophomore Eduardo Salazar scored one goal each, leading the Titans to the win.
Senior Landon Stickler and freshman James Webber picked up one assist each for the Titans.
In goal, junior Cody Connor added eight saves.
The win sees Coal Ridge improve to 3-6-1 on the year, including 1-2 in 3A Western Slope League action.
Coal Ridge travels to Moffat County next Tuesday.
Roaring Fork 2, Vail Mountain 1
Making the tough trip to Vail Tuesday afternoon for a league matchup with the Vail Mountain Gore Rangers, the Roaring Fork Rams’ boys soccer team picked up an important 2-1 win to remain on top of the 3A Western Slope League standings.
In the win over the Gore Rangers, Daniel Vega scored an unassisted goal, while Lucas Schramer scored off of an assist from Emi Magana.
The win sees Roaring Fork improve to 7-1-1 on the season, including 2-0 in 3A WSL play.
The Rams travel to Aspen Thursday for a league matchup with the Skiers.
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Area prep soccer players and their coaches were well-represented in the 3A and 4A All Western Slope League selections announced this week.